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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Today is the day you get to save a life!

It isn't every day that an opportunity presents itself to save a human life.

Today is such a day.

The following is about a boy in our son, Yonah's fifth grade class:

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Noam Eliahu Benita was diagnosed in May 2014 with osteosarcoma; a cancer originating from the bones and situated above his right knee. Six months later, metastasis was found in his lung and he was once more operated on. A substance in his body prevents his body from destroying the cancerous cells, The drug Keytruda is the only solution that may save his life.

The child underwent 2 series of chemotherapy, but directly before surgery, it was discovered that the tumor had grown and that he must first undergo additional chemo.

The chemotherapy this time around was particularly aggressive and Noam Eliahu responded harshly to it. Shortly later he had an operation to remove the affected bone and was transplanted with a metal 'bone' that will be gradually lengthened when he grows.

After additional chemo, Noam Eliahu was released home on Passover eve of last year, clean of cancer.

Six months later, metastasis was found in his lung and he was once more operated on. A biopsy from the cancer was sent to a lab in the U.S., where it was discovered that the cancerous cells include a substance that prevents his immune system from attacking the cancer.

Only a drug called 'Keytruda' can neutralize this substance, enabling the child's body to attack and destroy the cancerous cells.

Currently, Noam Eliahu has several metastasis in his body and Keytruda is the only solution that may save his life.

The cost of every treatment is 52,000 NIS ($13,200 USD).

Noam Eliahu needs this treatment every three weeks!

 

HOW TO DONATE SAVE A LIFE:

Every penny counts.
Your generosity has a powerful impact.

For any question or request, contact us at: donation@haverim.org.il.

You can donate in one of several ways:

Direct money transfer:

Haverim Lerefua for Benita Noam Eliahu:
Bank Hapoalim, Branch: 681, Account number: 606045
IBAN: IL30-0126-8100-0000-0606-045
Name of the account: HAVERIM LEREFUA
SWIFT code: POALILIT

To receive your receipt, please fax transfer confirmation, together with your name and address to +972-3-5792223. Or via contact us

By check:

Check should be made out to “Friends for Benita Noam Eliahu”, to:
Haverim Lerefua, P.O.B. 6782, Ramat Gan 52167, Israel

By credit card/ PayPal:

From within Israel: 03-5777666 From abroad: +972-3-5777666
Or directly via this website.

Please note the name of the Fund destinee, in addition to your name and contact details, in order to receive a tax-deductible receipt.

For tax-deductible donations in the US:

Israel Family Services
Acc# 569363810
ABA# 021000021
Swift# CMASU533

JP Morgan Chase Bank
4901 13th Ave
Brooklyn 11219
T (718) 853-2710

You can also make a donation with a credit card or Paypal by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.

Posted by David Bogner on March 26, 2015 | Permalink

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The PayPal option at their web site went quickly. You have to enter the amount in shekels. It then shows the dollar equivalent.

Posted by: RAM | Mar 26, 2015 7:37:11 PM

Thanks for this. Do you mind to respond to this comment with his mother's Hebrew name?
Thanks.

Posted by: Meir D | Mar 26, 2015 8:56:55 PM

@ Meir D: Noam's full name is Noam Eliyahu ben Ravit -- thanks in advance for including him in your t'filot for a refua sheleima. Tizku l'mitzvot!

Posted by: zahava | Mar 26, 2015 9:31:14 PM

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